A French actress and a Japanese architect engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming mutual fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. As She prepares to depart, the two debate memory and forgetfulness, comparing failed relationships with the bombing of Hiroshima and the perspectives of people inside and outside the incidents. With an innovative flashback structure and an Academy Award–nominated screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Hiroshima mon amour is a moody masterwork that delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish. A cornerstone of the French New Wave, the first feature from Alain Resnais is one of the most influential films of all time. ~ Criterion Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
It is this marvelous poetry of Marguerite Duras that Resnais speaks of in her film, poetry of love and death at the same time, love that goes deeper in the face of death, the image of death, of life and radically changed love - through Auschwitz and Hiroshima. It is this wonderful and horrible poetry and it is these equally wonderful and terrible images of Resnais, desperation as close as hope, death so close to life, that makes this film an experience - supported by the two fantastic actors Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada.
"Hiroshima mon amour" account of life and death and love - but, above all, the living and desperate rebellion against a world that enabled its own self-destruction.